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Windows 7: Normal service is resumed as Windows 7's growth once again.....

04 Jun 2014   #1

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Normal service is resumed as Windows 7's growth once again.....

LOL.

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It might be hard to get hold of Windows 7 these days, but that hasnít stopped the OS packing on growth.

It seems no matter what Microsoft does with Windows 8.x, it canít persuade users to switch to it.

Normal service is resumed as Windows 7's growth once again comfortably outpaces Windows 8.x

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04 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sooner or later Microsoft is going to figure out something that has been known for 1000's of years. Quite arguing with the customers and sell them what they want.
In this case it' Windows 7 on PC's and Laptops.
Direct Windows 8 sales to the poke and go crowd.
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04 Jun 2014   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Sooner or later Microsoft is going to figure out something that has been known for 1000's of years. Quite arguing with the customers and sell them what they want.
In this case it' Windows 7 on PC's and Laptops.
Direct Windows 8 sales to the poke and go crowd.
I have decided not to participate these fights anymore, it's pointless to argue about Windows 8 with people who have decided not to use it and base their opinion in what they have heard and think of it instead of facts and own experience, but I just want to say this:

I am a quite experienced Windows and PC user, both in my private life and professionally. I have used Windows 8, now 8.1 as my main OS in all laptops and desktops I have since before it was officially published, would never go back to Seven which I only run on virtual machines nowadays. I have never had or used nor will I in a foreseen future get a touch display or device, I am using this magnificent OS on normal computers controlling them with mouse and keyboard.

What gives you right to call me and other windows 8 users "poke and go crowd"?

The desktop is the same than Windows 7 desktop, apart of different start Menu and really many times more functional File Explorer. Everything that runs in Windows 7 runs on my machines. Everything can be done with mouse and keyboard, in fact the new way to use Windows 8 with them is just amazing.

Please stop calling me and other Windows 8 enthusiast names, especially when you do not have extensive experience about using Windows 8.

Kari
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04 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Kari,

I respect your opinion.

They are a lot of things windows 8 does right, like the improved task manager (my fav thing), the improved usb 3.0 native support, ssd support, the improved security and faster boot times. etc.

People who like windows 8 are not poke and go people, people can like what they like. Some people love 8, and that's great. The average public does not though. I am one of them.

But for users like me who have tried it and honestly used it for several months and still do not like it, that says something. My opinion. For windows 8, a majority of people do not like it.

Yes quite a few people hate it without actually using it, but that happens.

To me it still takes longer to do simple tasks. Don't get me wrong, they have made tremendous improvements. Shutdown has now improved with an easy button right on the start screen so that has helped. As well as easy right click in the bottom right and shut down also listing more advanced commands.

But windows 8 is not made for average users. It is not made for power users. It is a ugly morph of both.

Windows 8 needs to be where it belongs-on a tablet. Windows 8 needs to decide on it's identity. It is trying to hard to meet both needs, when it should develop into 2 different operating systems. Windows 8 should be re-named windows mobile or something, and then have windows 9 be the full desktop/laptop experience.

I don't need every app taking up my entire screen. I want to multitask. Yes you can snap apps, yes you can resize. But everything is ridiculous giant and cumbersome. It speaks volumes that it has such as low market-share as it does.

Ether way you look at it, while there are a lot of things I like about windows 8, There is a lot more I do not like.

A lot of features are removed in windows 8 that I use. Previous versions is a perfect example. It is a fantastic tool and is gone and replaced with the dumber file history. That requires a external hard drive hooked up at all times to restore previous versions of files. What good is that? Why make it harder to do something?


It is not enough to upgrade for me as it makes it more frustrating to use my pc, even though I learned the "new way" of doing things.

I do like it on tablets though, played around with it for awhile on a asus and lenovo tablet. It is very cool to have the whole windows experience in a tablet. And the surface is not bad at all. The price is but that is a different topic.
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04 Jun 2014   #5

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I am unsubscribing this thread after posting this, for as I said these arguments are IMO pointless.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
To me it still takes longer to do simple tasks.
Name a few "simple tasks" that takes more time to do in Eight that in Seven.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Windows 8 should be re-named windows mobile or something, and then have windows 9 be the full desktop/laptop experience.
Total BS. Windows 8 is just as much a PC OS than Seven, only difference being it has added functionality.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
I don't need every app taking up my entire screen. I want to multitask. Yes you can snap apps, yes you can resize. But everything is ridiculous giant and cumbersome. It speaks volumes that it has such as low market-share as it does.
The stupidest BS argument I have ever heard of. If you do not like Store Apps and how they behave, you do not have to use nor see them ever again. The same if you do not like the Start Screen, boot to desktop and never use Start Screen again. Multitask with desktop apps exactly as you do with Windows Seven.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Previous versions is a perfect example. It is a fantastic tool and is gone and replaced with the dumber file history. That requires a external hard drive hooked up at all times to restore previous versions of files. What good is that? Why make it harder to do something?
Again BS. File history does not require an external HDD. For example I am using a separate partition in my system disk for it.

Over and out,

Kari
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04 Jun 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

okay............


Kari, your telling me you can restore previous versions of files without a external harddrive or backup? You stated you have another partition set up. That is what I am saying right there.

In windows 7 you can restore files by right clicking and going to restore previous versions. Simple.
No external hard drive or internal backup needed. It is done through restore points nativly inside windows. (Yes you can download shadow copy into windows 8 and manually extract data.)


True I do not need to use store apps, you are right. But isn't the point of windows 8 to get me to want to use apps? To want me using their store? I just think there needs to be options on installation if one wants these features. Sure I can configure everything so I do not need to see Metro again. But for people who have windows 7 already, why would we upgrade to something I have to configure a lot more to get it to work the way I expect it to?

I also was not arguing....my intention was not to have a war or argue about it. Sorry if I bothered you about it.

I did not mean windows 8 only should be a tablet mobile OS. I meant the interface.
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04 Jun 2014   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

My understanding that most people use Windows 8 just like the way Microsoft advertises it's use. Touch screen.

Of course I understand their are users like Kari that have the knowledge and desire to make it work the way they want it to but Kari you are many pay grades above the average user that Microsoft's is reaching out for.
Every commercial I see for Windows 8 is touch screen. No mouse or keyboard.
That indicates to me Microsoft is reaching for the poke and go people.

I can't imagine anybody considering someone with the knowledge of a Kari and many other members here on this forum as average users that fit the commercials put out by Microsoft for Windows 8.

The only finger I pointed at in my post #2 was Microsoft and the customers they advertise to. Therefore the poke and go crowd.

My post #2 was not in any way shape or form pointing at any member on this forum.

Layback Bear.
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04 Jun 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

windows 8 is not that bad , i dont ever shut my PC down so the shutdown button is totally useless to me , start menu is lovable and the features are cool , the only problem is i dont have genuine key (yet) so it crashes like everyday which is why im back to 7
PS : and there is an app that will allow u to use windows 8/8.1's features in window (s) , not taking the entire screen
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04 Jun 2014   #9

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No idea why this has turned into a personal thread.

Irrelevant if I like it or not. It is still not selling.
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04 Jun 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
No idea why this has turned into a personal thread.

Irrelevant if I like it or not. It is still not selling.
Agreed
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